From this point going forward, Road Shows never happen without a trip to Atlantic Canada. We have to be sure to treat the Atlantic region like part of the family. Such a big part of everything in life is building relationships. And Maui revered kumu hula/musicians Keali Reichel and Uluwehi Guerrero have both recorded his songs Guerrero with Here Waiting (also recorded by Henry Kapono), and Reichel with and Forever. Lane (from left), Jo El Sonnier, Fareed Haque, Bobby Watson, and Javon Jackson were the Maui Jazz Blues Festival headliners performing on Friday at the finale of the sold out event at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea. Kenneth Martinez Burgmaier photo.
One year after Salt ‘N’ Pepa had the number three song in the country with their classic “Whatta Man,” WWE (then WWF) invited the beloved rap outfit to perform the song as NFL great Lawrence Taylor’s entrance music for his wrestling debut against Bam Bam Bigelow. What makes the performance even more special is how the group, who are admitted fans and have popped up on a few wrestling broadcasts over the years, rewrote “Whatta Man” to specifically be supporting Taylor and chronicle his three month long tiff with Bigelow. Great as this performance was, licensing issues has sadly kept it from the bulk of Wrestlemania XI’s home video and digital releases..
I not concerned. We are still probably the No. 1 team in the region so we will host regionals and super regionals. What the hell is that spectacle and a dozen hypnotic repetitions of “PuppyMonkeyBaby” keep you staring at the screen like Alex in “A Clockwork Orange” when his eyes are wired open. Unlike Alex, you like it. The ad’s scenario doesn’t go terribly far, but considering where it starts, that might be a relief.
Frequently seen around town were clowns Emmett Kelly and Lou Jacobs, and numerous others practicing their acts on backyard trapeze riggings, high and low wires, or training their animals. Their children were our classmates, well traveled and involved in the acts themselves ultimately becoming the next generation of circus stars. Their lives on the tour were so different from our mundane school days here and their stories were fascinating.
Now to the NFL. The league’s off the field problems overshadowing Sunday’s games. Ray rice expected to appeal his suspension this morning. WACO, TX OCTOBER 28: Malik Jefferson 46 of the Texas Longhorns takes down Charlie Brewer 12 of the Baylor Bears in the first half at McLane Stadium on October 28, 2017 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) WACO, TX OCTOBER 28: Malik Jefferson 46 of the Texas Longhorns takes down Charlie Brewer 12 of the Baylor Bears in the first half at McLane Stadium on October 28, 2017 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images).